This is foolproof.  Use as a spur of the moment answer to a need for sweets, or as comfort food on a rainy night, or simply because rice pudding is not quite so bad for you as mud cake. It is even suitable for a camping trip menu.

You’ll need;

  • 2 cups rice (aborio is best for this, but any white rice will do)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup cream (I used long life, having reached that time of week when the cupboard was bare)
  • vanilla
  • extra milk


  1. Place rice and water in medium saucepan, bring to the boil, cover, simmer for 15 mins, or until soft.
  2. Add condensed milk, cream and vanilla, stir, and leave stand for 5 mins.
  3. The rice will thicken on standing, as it absorbs the condensed milk and cream, so add extra milk until it reaches the consistency you like best.
  4. Enjoy warm or chilled.